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Top 5 Performing Stocks For 2019

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Blue-chip corporate bonds are on track to be the worst-performing U.S. asset class this year, and money managers caution that it may be too soon to start looking for bargains.

The strong economy is triggering fears of rising inflation and unexpectedly fast Federal Reserve rate hikes, which have weighed on both U.S. Treasuries and investment-grade corporate bonds. On top of that, American companies are borrowing more and their interest costs are rising relative to their income.

Top 5 Performing Stocks For 2019: H&E Equipment Services Inc.(HEES)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of United Rentalsgiving a similar performance but alsopulling away fromsmall cap peer H&E Equipment Services, Inc (NASDAQ: HEES):

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    SG Americas Securities LLC trimmed its holdings in shares of H&E Equipment Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:HEES) by 42.9% in the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 4,026 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 3,030 shares during the quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC’s holdings in H&E Equipment Services were worth $155,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    H&E Equipment Services (NASDAQ: HEES) and WillScot (NASDAQ:WSC) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and valuation.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    H&E Equipment Services (NASDAQ: HEES) and WillScot (NASDAQ:WSC) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, risk, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.

Top 5 Performing Stocks For 2019: Zynga Inc.(ZNGA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Zynga (NASDAQ: ZNGA) is one of 61 publicly-traded companies in the “Data processing & preparation” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Zynga to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, risk and profitability.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This is a very aggressive tech play that could have upside above the current price targets. Zynga Inc. (NASDAQ: ZNGA) is a leading developer of mobile and social games. In the company’s relatively short history, it has developed a broad portfolio of games that includes several games on Facebook and several top-grossing mobile apps. Key franchises include FarmVille, Zynga Poker, Hit It Rich Slots and Words With Friends.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Chris Lange]

    Zynga Inc. (NASDAQ: ZNGA) shares made a small gain on Wednesday after Wedbush said that it can see this stock making about a 50% run over the next year and that a turnaround is underway.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Zynga (NASDAQ: ZNGA) and iPass (NASDAQ:IPAS) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, valuation and risk.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 5 Performing Stocks For 2019: Ecolab Inc.(ECL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Ecolab (ECL) : “That’s a terrific situation that I want you to buy more of if it comes down.”

    PTC (PTC) : “Not my cup of tea but I understand it’s in the sweet spot of tech.”

  • [By Neha Chamaria]

    Using the above method, I believe the following five stocks are some of the best Dividend Aristocrats to consider today.

    Dividend Aristocrat Payout Ratio (Last 12 Months) 5-Year Dividend CAGR* 10-Year Dividend CAGR*
    Ecolab(NYSE:ECL) 30.2% 12.9% 12.3%
    W.W. Grainger(NYSE:GWW) 45.7% 10.6% 14.2%
    Cintas Corporation(NASDAQ:CTAS) 23.7% 19.8% 13.1%
    Roper Technologies(NYSE:ROP) 14.6% 20.4% 18.5%
    A. O. Smith(NYSE:AOS) 33.6% 25.5% (2.2%)

    *Compound annual growth rate. Data source: S&P Global Market Intelligence. Table by author.

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    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Goldman Sachs (GS) , Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B) , Ecolab (ECL) , PTC (PTC) , Arista Networks (ANET) , U.S. Concrete (USCR) and Masco (MAS) .

Top 5 Performing Stocks For 2019: MYR Group Inc.(MYRG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of MYR Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:MYRG) have been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the ten analysts that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $35.83.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) surged 73.3 percent to $3.90.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) shares gained 51 percent to $33.1365. The nano-cap low-float stock skyrocketed over 1,300 percent on Wednesday on no company specific news which would support the surge. The move higher is consistent with what was seen in other low-float stocks over the past few months.
    Monaker Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKGI) shares jumped 34 percent to $3.00.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares rose 28.2 percent to $4.51 after gaining 9.32 percent on Wednesday.
    STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ: STAA) shares jumped 27.8 percent to $21.40 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) rose 20.5 percent to $8.920 after climbing 107.87 percent on Wednesday.
    Xspand Products Lab Inc (NASDAQ: XSPL) gained 19.5 percent to $ 5.97. Xspand Products priced its IPO at $5 per share.
    YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW) rose 18.9 percent to $10.035 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    ENDRA Life Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: NDRA) gained 18.3 percent to $3.0177. ENDRA Life Sciences is expected to report Q1 results on May 15.
    MYR Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MYRG) rose 18.1 percent to $35.85 after the company posted strong Q1 earnings.
    Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: RTEC) shares jumped 16 percent to $30.75 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    TTM Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTMI) gained 13.7 percent to $16.53 after reporting Q1 results.
    Insight Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: NSIT) shares surged 12 percent to $40.06 following better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    TreeHouse Foods, Inc. (NYSE: THS) rose 11.8 percent to $40.93 following Q1 results.
    Engility Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: EGL) surged 11.2 percent to $27.36. Engility reported upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Synalloy Corporation (NASDAQ: SYNL) rose 10.7 percent to $19.10 following Q1 results.
    Logitech International S.A. (NASDAQ: LOGI)
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares jumped 155.56 percent to close at $5.75 on Thursday.
    Inspire Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE: INSP) shares gained 56.12 percent to close at $24.98. Inspire Medical went public Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange. The company issued 6.75 million shares priced at $16 each.
    Presbia PLC (NASDAQ: LENS) shares rose 53.02 percent to close at $3.55.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) shares rose 46.29 percent to close at $32.11. The nano-cap low-float stock skyrocketed over 1,300 percent on Wednesday on no company specific news which would support the surge. The move higher is consistent with what was seen in other low-float stocks over the past few months.
    Technical Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: TCCO) climbed 27.78 percent to close at $5.75.
    STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ: STAA) shares gained 26.27 percent to close at $21.15 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares jumped 22.16 percent to close at $4.30 on Thursday after gaining 9.32 percent on Wednesday.
    China Advanced Construction Materials Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CADC) rose 20.45 percent to close at $2.65 on Thursday.
    YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW) surged 18.36 percent to close at $9.99 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    MYR Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MYRG) jumped 17.68 percent to close at $35.74 after the company posted strong Q1 earnings.
    Xspand Products Lab Inc (NASDAQ: XSPL) jumped 17.4 percent to close at $5.87. Xspand Products priced its IPO at $5 per share.
    Coherus BioSciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHRS) shares rose 17.32 percent to close at $14.90. Coherus BioSciences reported resubmission of BLA for CHS-1701.
    Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: RTEC) shares gained 17.17 percent to close at $31.05 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    The Meet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEET) gained 16.02 percent to close at $2.68 following Q1 earnings.
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Top 5 Performing Stocks For 2019: Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc.(ZBH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Adviser Investments LLC acquired a new stake in Zimmer Biomet (NYSE:ZBH) during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor acquired 1,318 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock, valued at approximately $144,000.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Conning Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Zimmer Biomet (NYSE:ZBH) by 33.0% in the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 6,285 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,560 shares during the quarter. Conning Inc.’s holdings in Zimmer Biomet were worth $685,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Just how blue are the skies for Nuance?

Nuance (NASDAQ:NUAN) reported the results of its quarter and fiscal 2016 year-end last Thursday. Talk about saving the best for last, the company’s results marked the end of the calendar Q3 reporting season, and based on the way I keep score, the results were the best relative to prior expectations of all of the companies that I track. Not on the headline numbers, although they were a modest beat, but on bookings, which were by far the best performance relative to expectations in the IT space last quarter. 45% growth in bookings is not something I expected, and I am still scratching my head at how it happened (Just kidding – the bookings result was because the company closed several major transactions that it had deliberately excluded from its forecast at the end of Q3 – it was year-end and closing large deals is a rite of passage for most software companies at the end of the year). The bookings overattainment was approximately $60 million or 13% above the company’s forecast from August. The number of companies that beat revenue/bookings expectations by 13% at this scale are about equal to the number of times I have passed up a glass of a Chateau d’Yquem.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: MercadoLibre Inc.(MELI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $10.67 per share on revenue of $2.87 billion.
    CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.19 per share on revenue of $6.00 billion.
    Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.21 per share on revenue of $803.36 million.
    Spectra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE: SEP) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.81 per share on revenue of $751.57 million.
    IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ: IAC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.8 per share on revenue of $923.80 million.
    Open Text Corporation (NASDAQ: OTEX) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.62 per share on revenue of $691.75 million.
    Tutor Perini Corporation (NYSE: TPC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.29 per share on revenue of $1.09 billion.
    Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (NASDAQ: FOXA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.54 per share on revenue of $7.41 billion.
    ICU Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: ICUI) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.84 per share on revenue of $346.28 million.
    TechnipFMC plc (NYSE: FTI) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.33 per share on revenue of $3.13 billion.
    Synaptics Incorporated (NASDAQ: SYNA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.91 per share on revenue of $401.76 million.
    The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (NYSE: DNB) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $1.07 per share on revenue of $386.91 million.
    Matrix Service Company (NASDAQ: MTRX) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $285.16 million.
    Maiden Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MHLD) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.21 per share on revenue of $739.31 million.
    tronc, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRNC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.65 per share on revenue of $428.25 million.
    Copa Holdings,

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    MDC Partners Inc. (NASDAQ: MDCA) fell 23.4 percent to $5.25 in pre-market trading after a first-quarter earnings miss.
    Hudson Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: HDSN) shares fell 15.1 percent to $3.48 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat Q1 earnings.
    Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) fell 14 percent to $13.15 in pre-market trading after the company posted downbeat Q2 earnings and lowered FY18 organic growth guidance.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) fell 13.2 percent to $3.10 in pre-market trading after reporting downbeat quarterly results.
    Rowan Companies plc (NYSE: RDC) shares fell 10.7 percent to $14.13 in pre-market trading after climbing 8.50 percent on Wednesday.
    BT Group plc (NYSE: BT) fell 9 percent to $14.80 in pre-market trading after the company reported Q4 results and announced plans to cut 13,000 jobs over the next three years.
    Exelixis, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXEL) fell 8.3 percent to $19.90 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that IMblaze370 Phase 3 pivotal trial of atezolizumab and cobimetinib in patients with heavily pretreated locally advanced or metastatic colorectal cancer did not meet primary endpoint.
    Infinera Corporation (NASDAQ: INFN) fell 8.2 percent to $10.80 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Synaptics, Incorporated (NASDAQ: SYNA) shares fell 7.4 percent to $43.00 in pre-market trading. Synaptics reported better-than-expected earnings for its third quarter, while sales missed estimates.
    Randgold Resources Limited (NASDAQ: GOLD) shares fell 7.4 percent to $76.23 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 earnings.
    Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: IART) shares fell 7 percent to $59.36 in pre-market trading. Integra LifeSciences priced its 5.25 million share public offering of common stock at $58.50 per share.
    Array BioPharma Inc. (NASDAQ: ARRY) shares fell 6.9 percent to $12.75 in pre-m

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Westpac Banking Corp raised its stake in MercadoLibre (NASDAQ:MELI) by 11.4% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 27,793 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 2,853 shares during the quarter. Westpac Banking Corp owned about 0.06% of MercadoLibre worth $9,905,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Danny Vena]

    MercadoLibre, Inc. (NASDAQ:MELI) had a banner year in 2017, and things were looking up to start off 2018. When the company released its fourth-quarter financial results in February, it reported revenue of $437 million, up 70% year over year in U.S. dollars and almost doubling in local-currency terms. It also announced that it would be deconsolidating the results of its Venezuelan subsidiary, which had long been a drag on its financials due to persistent currency devaluations and spiraling hyperinflation. After doubling last year, MercadoLibre’s stock had gained over 30% again by early March.

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    In this segment fromMotley Fool Money, host Chris Hill asks senior analysts Jason Moser, Matt Argersinger, and Ron Gross to discuss the companies they have their eyes on. Listen in to find out why they pickedHealthcare Services Group(NASDAQ:HCSG), Ameris Bancorp(NASDAQ:ABCB), and MercadoLibre(NASDAQ:MELI).

  • [By Danny Vena]

    Unless you live in Latin America or follow the rapidly growing field of e-commerce, you may not have ever heard of MercadoLibre, Inc. (NASDAQ:MELI). What began primarily as an online auction site has evolved into a full service e-commerce platform with services in 19 countries.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: New Oriental Education & Technology Group, Inc.(EDU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Stoffel]

    As the old saying goes, “You need to strike when the iron is hot.”Management at New Oriental Education & Technology Group(NYSE:EDU), a provider of in-person and online after-school tutoring in China, knows that the business is red-hot right now; it is striking by leveraging its balance sheet and growing brand by pushing a massive expansion throughout the Middle Kingdom.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    New Oriental Education & Technology Group (NYSE:EDU) Q3 2017 Earnings Conference CallApril 24, 2018 8:00 a.m. ET

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM) shares rose 15.2 percent to $31.90 in pre-market trading as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its second quarter on Monday.
    Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) rose 12.4 percent to $41.30 in pre-market trading after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and issued a strong Q2 forecast.
    Aeglea BioTherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AGLE) rose 10.8 percent to $8.75 in pre-market trading.
    Mitel Networks Corporation (NASDAQ: MITL) rose 8.8 percent to $11.05 in pre-market trading after the company agreed to be acquired by affiliates of Searchlight Capital Partners for $2.0 billion.
    Galectin Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: GALT) rose 7.3 percent to $3.70 in pre-market trading.
    Riot Blockchain, Inc. (NASDAQ: RIOT) shares rose 6.9 percent to $7.00 in pre-market trading after declining 1.50 percent on Monday.
    Hallmark Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: HALL) rose 6.5 percent to $10.68 in pre-market trading.
    Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BOOT) rose 5.2 percent to $20.40 in pre-market trading after gaining 4.53 percent on Monday.
    New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. (NYSE: EDU) rose 5 percent to $91.16 in pre-market trading after reporting Q3 results.
    Shire plc (NASDAQ: SHPG) rose 5 percent to $167.98 in pre-market trading after Bloomberg reported that Takeda is nearing a preliminary agreement to acquire Shire after sweetened bid.
    Outfront Media Inc. (NYSE: OUT) shares rose 5 percent to $19.00 in pre-market trading.
    Geron Corporation (NASDAQ: GERN) rose 4.3 percent to $4.18 in pre-market trading after gaining 5.80 percent on Monday.
    SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) rose 3.7 percent to $109.80 in pre-market trading after the company posted strong quarterly results and raised its outlook for the year.
    Golden Ocean Group Limited (NASDAQ: GOGL) shares rose 3.7 percent to $8.70 in pre-market trading after gaining 1.45 percent on Monday.
    Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft (NYSE: D

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Steelcase Inc.(SCS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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    Vida Health Expands Platform to Tackle Comorbidities (prweb.com) Zacks: Brokerages Expect Steelcase (SCS) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $756.45 Million (americanbankingnews.com) Knoll: Q1 Earnings Enough To Stay Long (seekingalpha.com) ValuEngine Downgrades Steelcase (SCS) to Sell (americanbankingnews.com) Should Stem Cells Spin SA.s (WSE:SCS) Recent Earnings Decline Worry You? (finance.yahoo.com)

    Several research analysts have weighed in on the company. ValuEngine lowered Steelcase from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Seaport Global Securities reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of Steelcase in a research report on Monday, March 26th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Steelcase from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 28th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $16.00.

  • [By Stephen Mack]

    Jim Hackett spent two decades as CEO of Michigan-based office furniture company Steelcase Inc. (NYSE: SCS). When he took over, the American workplace was shifting away from cubicles, and the company looked on the verge of extinction, with $70 million in annual losses.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    SpeedCash (CURRENCY:SCS) traded 13.6% lower against the dollar during the 1 day period ending at 10:00 AM ET on May 4th. One SpeedCash coin can now be purchased for approximately $2.71 or 0.00028080 BTC on major exchanges including YoBit, Cryptohub, Trade Satoshi and Crex24. During the last seven days, SpeedCash has traded 201.8% higher against the dollar. SpeedCash has a total market capitalization of $1.26 million and $26,755.00 worth of SpeedCash was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    SpeedCash (SCS) is a coin. SpeedCash’s total supply is 476,918 coins and its circulating supply is 467,791 coins. The Reddit community for SpeedCash is /r/SpeedCash and the currency’s Github account can be viewed here. SpeedCash’s official Twitter account is @SpeedCashMedia. SpeedCash’s official website is www.scash.ml.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Franklin Resources, Inc.(BEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Franklin Resources Inc. (NYSE: BEN) traded down about 2% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $32.41 after closing Tuesday at $33.09. The stock’s 52-week high is $47.65. Volume was about equal to the daily average of around 3.6 million shares. The company had no specific news Wednesday.

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Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: CyberOptics Corporation(CYBE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Perceptron (NASDAQ: PRCP) and CyberOptics (NASDAQ:CYBE) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings, dividends and valuation.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Ecolab Inc.(ECL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Goldman Sachs (GS) , Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B) , Ecolab (ECL) , PTC (PTC) , Arista Networks (ANET) , U.S. Concrete (USCR) and Masco (MAS) .

  • [By ]

    Ecolab (ECL) : “That’s a terrific situation that I want you to buy more of if it comes down.”

    PTC (PTC) : “Not my cup of tea but I understand it’s in the sweet spot of tech.”

  • [By ]

    3. Ecolab (NYSE: ECL)
    This water, hygiene, and energy services company is being heavily bought by Bill Gates. Mr. Gates has purchased around a million shares across several transactions in the last 30 days. His purchase price was between $134.00 and $137.00 per share.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Dillard's, Inc.(DDS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $120.51 billion.
    J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE: JCP) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.2 per share on revenue of $2.63 billion.
    Dillard's, Inc. (NYSE: DDS) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $1.46 billion.
    The Children's Place, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLCE) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.21 per share on revenue of $444.14 million.
    Manchester United plc (NYSE: MANU) is expected to report quarterly loss at $1.35 per share on revenue of $193.67 million.
    Teekay Corporation (NYSE: TK) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.08 per share on revenue of $296.76 million.
    KEMET Corporation (NYSE: KEM) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.41 per share on revenue of $306.72 million.
    Vascular Biogenics Ltd. (NASDAQ: VBLT) is estimated to report a quarterly loss at $0.21 per share.
    Teekay Offshore Partners L.P. (NYSE: TOO) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.04 per share on revenue of $272.04 million.
    Albireo Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALBO) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.77 per share on revenue of $31.32 million.

     

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    On Monday, top department store stocks including Macy’s (NYSE:M), Kohl’s (NYSE:KSS), Dillard’s (NYSE:DDS), and J.C. Penney (NYSE:JCP) lost roughly 3% to 4%. The catalyst was a negative analyst report.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:

    Wall Street expects Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $120.51 billion before the opening bell. Walmart shares gained 1 percent to $86.99 in after-hours trading.
    Analysts expect Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) to post quarterly earnings at $1.14 per share on revenue of $4.45 billion after the closing bell. Applied Materials shares rose 0.15 percent to $55.25 in after-hours trading.
    Jack in the Box Inc. (NASDAQ: JACK) reported downbeat results for its second quarter. Comps were down 0.1 percent in the quarter. The company sees third-quarter comps coming in flat to up 1 percent. Jack in the Box shares dropped 3.03 percent to $88.60 in the after-hours trading session.
    Before the opening bell, Dillard's, Inc. (NYSE: DDS) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $1.46 billion. Dillard's shares rose 0.14 percent to $72.10 in after-hours trading.
    Analysts are expecting Childrens Place Inc (NASDAQ: PLCE) to have earned $2.21 per share on revenue of $444.14 million in the latest quarter. Childrens Place will release earnings before the markets open. Childrens Place shares gained 0.29 percent to $138.40 in after-hours trading.

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    Some reasons for my bearishness on retail stocks:

    Higher Energy Prices. Oil prices have rallied dramatically and back to 2014 levels, rising from about $35 a barrel in early 2016 to around $67 Thursday. That’s bad news for U.S. retailers, as rising oil prices historically squeeze consumer disposable incomes. That’s one reason why I’ve been consistently raising my short exposure to retail and plan to continue doing so. Shaky Same-Store Sales Growth. Recent improvements to same-store sales at Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) , Urban Outfitters (URBN) , Dillard’s (DDS) , Gap Inc. (GPS) and Macy’s (M) come against downgraded expectations, and might not be sustainable anyway. No Deal for Nordstrom (JWN) . The Nordstrom family has apparently abandoned plans to take its namesake company private. I had expressed concerns that this would happen. Higher Interest Rates. A rise in the London Inter-Bank Offered Rate (LIBOR) has recently accelerated. That’s bad news for retailers, as many variable-rate consumer debts (particularly mortgages) key off of the LIBOR. This will likely put a damper on mortgage refinancings — something that many see as an important ingredient for personal-consumption expenditures.

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